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One of my favorite baby gifts to give is a diaper cake. Not only are they completely practical, but they are also adorable. And, if you have never made one, you might be surprised to learn just how easy they are to make. Seriously, if you have ever changed a diaper, you can make a diaper cake. For that matter, even if you haven’t changed a diaper you can make a diaper cake because I had never changed a diaper when I made my very first diaper cake.
Five years ago I made a diaper cake to celebrate the birth of my neighbor’s fourth child, and now this Minnie Mouse diaper cake will celebrate baby number five! Girly and pink for a new baby girl who will be adored by her big sister and three big brothers. I can’t wait to give it to mom in a few weeks.
Everything in this sweet Minnie Mouse diaper cake is from the Disney Baby line. Have you seen all of the adorable things they have in the Disney Baby line? It was just coming out when Sissy was little, and ohhh I could buy it all. The Disney Baby line is available at Walmart, so you can’t beat the prices too!
How to Make a Minnie Mouse Diaper Cake
I used size three diapers to make this marvelous Minnie Mouse diaper cake. You can use any size diaper, but I like use size 2 or 3 because babies go through newborns and size 1 so quickly.
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Flannel Blanket, 4-Pack
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Sippy Cup
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Teether
- Disney Baby Minnie Mouse Jingler
- Three packages of size 3 diapers
- Mini elastic hair ties
- Large rubber bands
- Coordinating ribbon
- 12-inch cake board
The most time-consuming part of making a diaper cake is rolling the diapers. You will need to roll approximately 65-80 diapers. Exactly how many diapers you use will depend on the size diaper you use and how tight you pack them together. I usually roll all of the diapers in three packs of diapers and just use what I need.
Fold the blankets to wrap around each cake tier. The Minnie Mouse blankets weren’t quite long enough to wrap all the way around the bottom tier, luckily they came in a four-pack so I overlapped two blankets. Under the edges of the blankets use loops of packing tape to secure the blankets. Tape won’t hold it long term, but it helps when you are putting it together.
Next tie a ribbon securely around the middle of the blankets. Make sure the ribbon is tied tight.
After wrapping the second layer with another blanket (that just reached around this tier). I built up the second tier to fit into the top tier using diapers. With the size three diapers, the sippy cup comes up about half way into the second tier. So I filled the hole with the three diapers I removed so that they stuck up.
Wrap the last blanket around the top tier.
The three diapers from the second tier will again come up about half way into the top tier, which creates a perfect dip to place a small Minnie Mouse.